Simmons College

College of Arts and Sciences

Gender/Cultural Studies (MA)


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Gender/Cultural Studies, Dual Degree M.A.-Gender/Cultural Studies and M.S.-Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Gender/Cultural Studies (GCS) program examines constructions of gender, race, class and nation in the United States and across the globe. We foster a supportive, stimulating environment with small classes, faculty mentors and a flexible curriculum.

Our students master cutting-edge theory in feminism, poststructuralism, cultural studies and postcolonialism, and practice multi-perspective, multi-factored theoretical analyses.

You'll choose from a wide range of interdisciplinary courses based on your interests and career goals. Our students draw insight and inspiration from Africana studies, communications, economics, education, English, history, modern languages, philosophy, political science, sociology and women's and gender studies. You'll also have access to the resources of the 8 member institutions in the The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (The GCWS).

Our students are the next generation of scholars, educators, activists and professional leaders. They go on to rewarding careers in social work, student life and student services, non-profits and education, as well as further study in law school and doctoral programs.


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International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services ( or the Center for Educational Documentation ( International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,052 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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